‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Star Whitney Way Thore Says She’s Been Hospitalized Multiple Times From Stress Following Her Split From Fiance Chase Severino

“Thank you for being a friend, Buddy!”

After a dramatic breakup with her fiancé, Whitney Way Thore is leaning on her best friend Buddy Bell for support. 

The My Big Fat Fabulous Life star confirmed her split from fiancé Chase Severino last month, after revealing that Chase had reconnected with a woman from his past – and got the woman pregnant. Whitney confessed what was going on in an Instagram post last month, but in a new video for TLCme, the reality star revealed that she has since suffered panic attacks that were serious enough to land her in the hospital multiple times.


In the video, Whitney also opened up more about her split from Chase, including how Chase broke the news to her that he had knocked up the woman he had been cheating on Whitney with. 

“[Chase] called and asked if he could come to Charlotte [North Carolina],” she said. “We had been quarantined apart so I said no and he said he had something he really needed to tell me and wanted to tell me in person. But by that time, I was already so nervous about what it was, I just asked him to tell me on the phone and he did.”

Whitney said she has not spoken to her former fiance since that phone call.

“As of right now, I’ve only had that one conversation with Chase,” she continued. “I got off the phone pretty quickly, just because I needed to process it.” 

“You should be very thankful for this social distancing thing… “

Whitney said Chase has tried to get back in touch in with her, but she still doesn’t feel like she’s “at a place to be able to really talk about things.” After announcing what happened with Chase, Whitney said she suffered a panic attack and ended up going to the hospital in Charlotte. 

“As if this breakup wasn’t dramatic enough already… “

“ … I called an ambulance because I was scared to drive,” she continued. “When I was discharged a few hours later, it was like two in the morning and I didn’t have a ride so I actually called my brother first, but he was not able to come. So, I called Buddy and he drove from Greensboro to pick me up from the hospital and was just going to stay for a few days … and he’s been here for like, I think, six weeks now, which is good, because two weeks later I went back to the hospital.” 

Whitney didn’t reveal why she made a second trip to the hospital, but she did reveal “it’s been really nice” having Buddy with her and “just not being alone.” 

“ … Just knowing that he’s around makes me feel safe … ,” she added. 


Whitney shared a few lockdown photos featuring Buddy even before she confirmed her split from Chase. In a post from April, she said she and Buddy had started a weekly ritual of delivering groceries to her mom’s house. (Back in 2017, Whitney’s mother Barbara Thore, suffered a stroke and has had other health problems since, so she is likely considered “immune compromised.”) 

You can watch Whitney’s full video below:

RELATED STORY: ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Star Whitney Way Thore Confirms Split From Fiancé Chase Severino; Reveals Chase Got Another Woman Pregnant 

(Photos: Instagram; TLC)

7 Responses

  1. please she is horrible and it was a set up he was getting paid. No one wants to be with someone who doesn’t even have a personality or can’t be nice to anyone. there is nothing attractive about her. if people couldn’t see he was a paid actor they need help

  2. Oh, Whitney. I’m so sorry. But you just dodged a big, ugly Chase-shaped bullet. He did you such a favor, getting the hell out of your way. You have nothing more to say to him. Get some good counseling with a good therapist who knows panic disorders, and move on to happiness. Prayers to you.

  3. I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times, pull out. I’ve haven’t nuttied inside since 6th grade. All could have been avoided.

    stay lit, and show your work

  4. He is such a douchebag! I don’t understand these types of guys at all, never will! If you click on the video, it takes you to a page that has other videos…she seems so sad and depressed in the video talking about this as anyone would be. Panic attacks are no joke, they suck!

    1. Sorry….clicked before I finished…I meant to say if you compare Whitney from the video above to the other videos you can see how drastically this has affected her. I’m glad Buddy is there for her, it will make it easier to not feel like she is going through this alone.

  5. He did her dirty. And he just gave society some poor bastard that’ll one day recognize that this story involved them. Tsk tsk tsk,

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